Traditional Chinese medicine believes that people should adapt to the changes of the four seasons in order to achieve a state of balance between yin and yang.
After Grain Buds, the summerheat gradually emerged. Nourishing the body also needs to adapt to the season. “Hotness” is restricted with “coolness” while ”dryness” is driven away with “moistening”. At this time, the main focus of health preservation is to fortify the spleen and harmonize the stomach.
The edible-medicinal Reishi that can be boiled in water or stewed for soup is especially suitable for moistening tonification in summer.
Today, let’s share a few Reishi delicacies that are suitable for moistening tonification in early summer.
1. Herbal Jelly in Pear Juice clears heat, resolves summerheat, enriches yin and moistens lungs
Food ingredients: sporoderm-broken Ganoderma lucidum spore powder, herbal jelly powder, autumn pear, Goji berries, osmanthus honey, and mint
Directions: Mix honey herbal jelly, Reishi spore powder and an appropriate amount of cool boiled water, pour them into a pot to boil, and put them in the refrigerator; cut pears into cubes, boil pear water, and add osmanthus honey and cool boiled water to make sweet soup after cooling. Take out the prepared herbal jelly and cut it into cubes and add it to the sweet soup, and add wolfberry and mint.
Medicinal Diet Description: Traditional herbal jelly with Ganoderma lucidum can clear heat, resolve summerheat, enrich yin and moisten lungs. It is refreshing, delicious and especially suitable for moistening tonification summer.
2. Chicken Soup with fresh Ganoderma lucidum, ginseng and astragalus fortifies the spleen and nourishes the stomach, and is delicious.
Food ingredients: fresh Ganoderma lucidum, ginseng, astragalus and native chicken
Directions: slice fresh Ganoderma lucidum and blanch native chicken. Fill a casserole about two-thirds full of water, cook the ginger slices and chicken pieces for 2-3 minutes on high heat, and skim off the foam. Add cooking wine, astragalus, ginseng and Ganoderma lucidum slices to the casserole, simmer for 2 hours, and season with salt.
Medicinal diet description: This soup has the effect of supplementing qi, nourishing the blood, fortifying the spleen and nourishing the stomach. It can be used to treat discomforts such as fatigued spirit, lack of strength, shortage of qi, no strength to speak, and loss of appetite caused by qi deficiency.
3. Ganoderma lucidum Kuding tea balances blood pressure and blood lipids.
Food ingredients: 10g of organic Ganoderma lucidum and 6g of Kuding tea leaves
Directions: Put the Ganoderma lucidum slices and Kuding tea leaves into the cup, add boiling water and brew.
Medicinal diet description: Ganoderma lucidum and Kuding tea both have the effect of lowering the three highs. This tea is suitable for people with high blood pressure, high blood lipids, headache or red eyes.
Many people may wonder whether eating Ganoderma lucidum in summer will induce internal heat. The answer is no.
Compared with other tonics, Ganoderma lucidum is mild in nature, not warm or hot, not picky about the constitution, and suitable for consumption in all seasons. Given that everyone’s physique is different, people with a heat-related constitution can take Ganoderma lucidum together with chrysanthemum and honey. People with a deficiency-cold constitution can take Ganoderma lucidum together with Goji berries and red dates.
In the hot and humid summer, more attention should be paid to the protection of the heart. Ganoderma lucidum can soothe the nerves and nourish the mind, help sleep, and is beneficial to the health of the heart. So in summer, you can properly eat some Ganoderma lucidum to regulate your body.
It is worth mentioning that Ganoderma lucidum is mild in nature while Ganoderma sinense is lukewarm in nature.
Health preservation should conform to natural seasonal climate changes. Long-term consumption of Ganoderma helps to benefit both body and mind.